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2024.    Toronto Arts Council Individual Visual Arts Creation Grant

2021     Two Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grants (I am Here)

2019     Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant (Prototypes)

2018     Canada Council Explore and Create Grant

             Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant for ReMemory, Red Head Gallery

2014     Ontario Arts Council Visual Arts Project Grant for Research and Development 

2013     Ontario Arts Council Multi and Integrated Arts Grant (for Collected Memories)

2011,2010, 2007, 2006, 1990, 1989, 1988 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant

2007     Ontario Arts Council Mid-Career Visual Arts Award, Toronto Arts Council Grant

1998     Canada Council Travel Grant                                                                  

1997     Canada Council “B” Grant                                                                      

1997-1991,1983,1981 OAC Artists in Education Grant                             

1999,1994,1992,1991,1989,1987 OAC Individual Crafts Grant     



2019     Juror’s Choice Award DesignTO

2017     Craft Ontario Lily Yung Award

2013     Aird Gallery Juried Drawing Exhibition, Award, Toronto, Ontario

2010     *new* gallery Award, juried by the Ontario Crafts Council, Toronto, Ontario

2006     Cambridge Galleries, Fibreworks, Honourable Mention, Cambridge, Ontario. 

1999     Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition: Murray Koffler Purchase Award , Toronto, On

1998     Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition: Honourable Mention, Mixed Media, Toronto, On 

1991     Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition: Best in Fibre, Toronto, Ontario



1963-1966 Washington University School of Fine Art, St. Louis, Missouri 1968 Atlanta College of Art, BFA. 



2016     Hospitalfield Arts Interdisciplinary Programme, Arbroath, Scotland

2014 and 2008 Gibraltar Lodge, Toronto Island Artscape

2008     Connexion Gallery Residence, Fredericton, New Brunswick 

1993     McMichael  Canadian Art Collection , Kleinberg, Ontario



2023    Red Head Gallery, Rules We Are Taught, (SOLO)

2022.   DesignTO, Lies we Are Told, a city-wide exhibition of design, Relative Space (SOLO)

2021    Red Head Gallery, I am Here, Toronto, Ontario (SOLO)

2019    Loop Gallery. Prototypes (SOLO) a testing ground for work created with CC  2018 Funding

            Latcham Art Centre, Shaping Time, 3-person exhibition, Stouffville, Ontario (Elisa Coish: Curator)

            Curator’s BROCHURE*  

2018    Red Head Gallery, ReMemory (Toronto, Ontario (SOLO)

            Hamilton Artists Inc., Transition and Transform, 3-person exhibition, Hamilton, Ontario 

2016    Cambridge Art Galleries, Selected Works from the Cambridge Collection, Cambridge, Ontario

2014    Gallery 1313, Collected Memories, Integrated Arts Project, Toronto, Ontario (SOLO)

2014-2013 The Gladstone Hotel, Trials and Tribulations (a collaborative project with Noah Gano)

2013     Art Spin, Tower Automotive Building, Toronto, Ontario (Rui Pimento, Layne Hinton: Artspin)*

2011     FCP Gallery, TOAE , 50 Years of Art. Award winners exhibition (Curator: Jennifer Rudder)

2011     Mon Ton Window Installation, Cascade, Toronto, (SOLO)

             Harbourfront Centre, Moon Circle Void. Toronto, Ontario. (4-Artists, curated by Kai Chan) 

            *new* Gallery, Lois Schklar: Thirty Years of Dolls, retrospective CATALOGUE (SOLO)

             Ontario Crafts Council, Collected Memories: Hung Out to Dry”, Toronto, Ontario (TWO PERSON) 

2010     The Department, Familiar Territory: Pathways, Toronto, Ontario (SOLO)

2009     Artcite Gallery Inc., Familiar Territory: Excerpts, Windsor Ontario (SOLO)*

2008     Connexion Gallery, Familiar Territory Reminiscent, Fredericton, New Brunswick (SOLO)*

2007     Harcourt House Gallery, Familiar Territory, Edmonton Alberta (SOLO) *

             White Water Gallery, Familiar Territory: Redux, North Bay, Ontario (SOLO)2007    

             MADE, Toronto Ontario,

             LaFreniere and Pai, Ottawa, Ontario   

2006     Gallery 96, Familiar Territory, Stratford, On. (SOLO)* 

             Propeller Gallery, Familiar Territory, Toronto, Ontario (SOLO)

2004     “New” Gallery, Green Toronto, Ontario 

             Latcham Gallery, Silver Memories, 25th Anniversary Celebration, Stouffville  

2003     Palace Contemporary Fine Art and Craft, On Becoming, Toronto, Ontario (SOLO)

2002     Cannington House Gallery, Bronte, Ontario, Horrid Little Dolls (SOLO)

2001      Lafreniere and Pai Gallery, Ottawa, Elemental 

2000     Lonsdale Gallery, Lois Schklar: Mixed Media Work, Toronto, Ontario (SOLO)

1998     Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Poetry of the Vessel, Halifax, N.S. CATALOGUE* 

1997     Dolls Walking the Edge with Spirit., Brookfield, Connecticut        

1996-1995  Traveling Show (USA), In Celebration of the Doll

1996     Carnegie Gallery, Lois Schklar and Peter Kirkland, Dundas, Ontario

            Indigo Gallery, New Tools: No Limits, Lake Oswego, Oregon 

1994     Banaker Gallery, American baskets, San Francisco, California 

1993     In Our Hands, Kyoto, Japan, CATALOGUE 

             In Celebration of the Doll, Houston, Texas 

             Harbinger Gallery, Lois Schklar: Light Within Form Waterloo, Ontario (SOLO)

1992     Canadian Craft Museum, Canadian Craft. Vancouver. (CATALOGUE)

             A Treasury of Illuminations, Wellington County Museum, Ontario Crafts Council. (CATALOGUE)

1991     Ontario Crafts Council Collective Memories (SOLO) (TRAVELING EXHIBITION) *

1990     Ontario Crafts Council, Lois Schklar: Collective Memories ,Toronto (SOLO)*

             The Koffler Gallery, The Inner Quest, Toronto, Ontario CATALOGUE (TWO PERSON with Agnes Olive)    


2024    Selected for one month residency in France at Chateau d’Orquevaux

            Gallerium and The Book of Arts: On-line Exhibition, Signs and Symbols

2023    John B. Aird Gallery, Abstracts, on-line exhibition and catalogue (Juror: Gary  Evans)

2022    Selected for three-month residency on Governor’s Island, New York.

2021     Gladstone Hotel, Specimens 4,5, art for 20 newly renovated rooms. To be installed for 5 years*

2020, 2018, 2006, 2004,1996,1994,1992,1990,1988,Cambridge Art Galleries, Fibreworks, Cambridge, ON

             Gallery 1313. Covid-19 Portraits

2019     DesignTO, City wide presentation of Design related works (JUROR’S CHOICE AWARD)

2018     San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, “Excellence in Fibers” (CATALOGUE) (Jurors: Art Martin, Louise     Allrich, Paul J. Smith (special awards juror) 

             Gladstone Hotel, Hard Twist 13, Toronto, Ontario (ONLINE CATALOGUE)

2017    Gladstone Hotel, Hard Twist 12, Toronto, Ontario (ONLINE CATALOGUE)

            (Curators: Chris Mitchell and Helena Frei.Jurors: Ketzia Kobrah, Natalia Nekrassova, Erin Stump, Lukas Toane) 

            The Living Arts Centre, Deep Roots, Mississauga, Ontario (Curator: Lee Petrie. Jurors: Lise Beaudry, Tazeen Quayyum

            Do Design. feature exhibit of the Toronto Design Offsite Festival. (Jurors: Andrea Lacalamita and Julie Nicolson)

2016, 2013 (Award Winner), 2012, 2009, 2008, 2002 John B. Aird Gallery, Drawing Exhibition, Toronto

            Yeiser Art Center, Fantastic Fibers, Juried Fiber Exhibition, Paducah, Ky. (ONLINE CATALOGUE)

2014     The Artist Project, Installation. Toronto, Ontario

            Gladstone Hotel: Hard Twist, Toronto, Ontario (ONLINE CATALOGUE)

2013    The Rooms, Boxed In, St. John’s, Newfoundland  (collaborative with Noah Gano) (CATALOGUE)

            Curator: Denis Longchamp

2012     World of Threads International Exhibition, Oakville, Ontario

2009     The Drawing Center On line Registry, New York. 

             National Juried Drawing Exhibition, White Water Gallery, North Bay, Ontario (CATALOGUE)

2005     Gallery 1313, Lakeside: Art Looks at Toronto Beaches, Toronto.   

             John B. Aird Gallery, Metamorphosis, Toronto, Ontario    

2000     Gallery Stratford, Arts2000, Stratford, Ontario

1998     Santa Fe Weaving Gallery, The Language of Dolls II, Santa Fe, N.M

1994     Convergence 94: Northern Lights, Minneapolis, Minnesota


2024     Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, Mottainai:The Beauty of Reclaimed Materials, Toronto, Ontario

2023     Plan D, Node, Plan D Gallery, Dusseldorf Germany

2019     Red Head Gallery, Pentimento, Toronto, Ontario

2018, Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

2017     Hermes Gallery, SMALL, big, Halifax Nova Scotia

2010     Body and Object  Ontario Craft Gallery, Toronto (Curator: Janna Hiemstra)

2009     Peak Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

             Necklace, The Department, Toronto 

2007     LaFreniere and Pai Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario 

2005     Design at Riverside, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, Ontario  (Fibre Collection)

2004     Lafreniere and Pai Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario 

1999     Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, Ontario 

1996     Selected Works from the Cambridge Collection Durham, Ontario

1994     Traveling Exhibition, Artistry on Cloth, from Cambridge Art Galleries Collection

             Clay and Glass Gallery,Selected Works from the Cambridge Collection, Waterloo 


SELECTED COLLECTIONS Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin. Claridge Investments, Montreal, CATALOGUE, Bronfman Collection. Idea Exchange, Cambridge, Ontario. The Key Corporation, Portland, Oregon






2017     AKIMBO, UTUBE Review of Hard Twist 12, Terence Dick

2013     The Telegram, St. John’s Nfld. “Under Wraps” Tara Bradbury. January 25, 2013

            Blog Review, “Boxed In Exceeds Expectations”, Gloria Hickey

            AKIMBO, The Fourth Annual Art Spin Exhibition, Terence Dick

2011     AKIMBO, Moon Circle Void, Terence Dick

2007     The Edmonton Journal, April 13. “Artist uses Lines and Objects to Map Personal Space”. Gilbert A. Bouchard    

2006     The Beacon Herald, May 6. “Gallery 96 Exhibit Include Collection of Discarded Junk” Donal O’Connor  

            The Stratford City Gazette, May 5, “New Exhibits Saturday at Gallery 96

Rogers Cable (Stratford, Elora). May16-31. 

2005     The Globe and Mail, “Life’s a Beach and then you Exhibit”, G.M. Dault

2004     Preston  Catalogue, Fall, by Caitlin Crockard

1997     Ontario Craft, “Dolls: Reclaimed” by Margaret Canon

1995     Poetry of the Vessel catalogue, Christopher Tyler, Curator: Art Gallery of Halifax

1994     Surface Design Journal, Volume 19 Fall: “Form Pure and Simple” by Gloria Hickey

            Ontario Craft, “Poppet Power: Dolls for grown-ups” by Margaret Canon

1992     American Craft Magazine “For the Inaugural Exhibition of the Canadian Craft Museum”

            The Globe and Mail, April 16 “Standing Stones Hold Secrets”, Review by Anne McPherson

1990     Ontario Craft, Spring “Notes from the Inner Ground” by Lois Schklar

            Artpost, Fall “Agnes Olive & Lois Schklar/Koffler Gallery”, Review by Anne McPherson

Books: A Fine Line, Studio Crafts in Ontario from 1930 to the Present, Gail Crawford

Dolls of Canada/A Reference Guide, Evelyn Robson Strahlendo

            Exploring Studio Materials by Mary Hafeli, Oxford University Press @2015


2011     Lois Schklar: “Thirty Years of Dolls,” New Gallery, Toronto, Non-Traditional Doll Retrospective (CATALOGUE)

2008     Drawing On: Work by Yael Brotman, Amanda Burk, Judith Geher, Lois Schklar, *new* Gallery, Toronto

1997     Ontario Crafts Council, “Dolls: Reclaimed”, Toronto (BROCHURE)

*Indicates Artists’ Fees paid


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